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Slow Travel Google Map: USA, Washington DC

Author: Kim
Notes: A map to document potential things to do and see, and places to eat for our November 2007 trip.

Accommodations

Homewood Suites

Suite hotel where we are staying. Part of the Hilton chain.

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Historical Buildings

Capitol Building (SV)

Another on Sammi's must see list.

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White House (SV)

The White House - we're hoping to have a tour (you need to contact your congressman in order to arrange this) but it was last minute, so we do not know.

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Restaurants/Cafes

Al Tiramisu

From Cracker: I highly recommend this restaurant in D.C.
From Kim: Looks a bit fancy but the prices aren't bad - nice menu. The girls could find something to eat here.
2014 P Street NW, (Dupont Circle) 202-467-4466

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Dino

Dino Enoteca where we hope to have dinner one night - possibly as a SlowTrav get together.

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Jaleo

From Valerie: Jaleo is a favorite of mine...Spanish food with great sangria, and loads of tapas (the menu changes periodically) along with Paella and some other main dishes, but we make a meal of the tapas. It's not far from Ford's Theatre so if you're able to see a show there this is a great place for before/after.
From Kim: Menu looks great for Chris and I but I'm not sure how much the kids would eat there.
Tel (202) 628-7949

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Occidental Restaurant

From Cracker: If the weather is nice, have lunch outside at the Occidental Restaurant, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 783-1475. The crab cakes are wonderful, and your daughter will enjoy seeing the pictures of the many famous people who have dined there on the walls inside the restaurant. It is very close to the White House and just next door to The Willard Hotel.
From Kim: Nice menu. Too bad they don't serve lunch on Saturday - it would have been convenient. A little pricey for the girls though (entrees $30+ range).

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Pizza Paradiso

From Chiocciola: A lot of people also like Pizzeria Paradiso, there is one on P Street close to Dupont Circle and one in Georgetown.
From Kim: Menu looks good; maybe a bit more expensive than Sette. Menu limited to pizza and panini though, no pasta.

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Rosemary's Thyme

From Valerie on SlowTrav: We like the variety of restaurants around DuPont Circle and in Adams-Morgan, where you can stroll and read the menus and have your pick. Near DuPont we like Rosemary's Thyme (Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, always a line waiting).
From Kim: Menu looks good, not too pricey, and in addition to some Mediterranean choices, they have brick oven pizza - good for the kids.
From Chiocciola: In my opinion Rosemary's Thyme is overrated. I lived just a few blocks away so I went quite a few times and I was usually disappointed, both with the food and the service.

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Sea Catch

From Cracker: I highly recommend this restaurants in D.C
From Kim: Nice seafood menu; might be a bit pricier than I'd want for dinner with the girls (entrees in the $25+ range).

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Sette Osteria

From Chiocciola: The best pizza in DC (once again, my opinion!) is at Sette on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street, not far from where you will stay. Just go up Connecticut from Dupont Circle and it is on the right side. Excellent brick oven pizza and other good Italian food.
From Kim: Good menu - definitely many things the kids and I would like. Not expensive either (pizzas in the $8 to $12 range, pastas in the $11 to $15 and secondi $15 - $19)

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Stoney's Bar and Grill

Recommended by VickyP.
From Kim: No website but found the review below. Sounds good to me.

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The Post Pub

Vicky P recommended.
From Kim: Pub grub. Can't find a website but here's a link to a Washington Post Review.

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Tony Chengs

From VickyP: Today's Food section in the Post not only had an article about dim sum places; the only DC dim sum joint they recommended was Tony Cheng's, 619 H St NW. Dim sum available daily, 11am-3pm. I haven't been there.
From Kim: This also looks is really a Mongolian barbecue place. Couldn't find a website.

Zaytinya

From Valerie: A new fave is Zaytinia. They offer only Middle Eastern mezze, a huge selection of them. This place is beautiful and lively with great flavors, and they have undoutably the most interesting bathrooms in DC! (You'll have to go there to see what I mean!)
From Kim: Nice menu - definite possibility!
Open for lunch and dinner. 202-638-0800.

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Monuments

FDR Memorial

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The girls want to see the dog for whom our dog was named so we're heading over to the FDR memorial. Chris and I visited it during our one-night stay in 2006 but I don't mind going again.
The memorial holds a special place for me, not only because I am a fan of FDR, but because of the George Segal sculpture, Depression Bread Line. Mr. Segal lived less than a mile from me and was a member of our synagogue.

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Lincoln Memorial (SV)

Sammi wants to visit the Lincoln Memorial too. I envision our first afternoon, as dropping our bags at the hotel and walking around The National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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Museums

Museum of the American Indian

I would like to see this plus AnnieNC had this to say, "Are you going to be spending any time during the day at the Smithsonian? If you are and need a place for lunch, we really enjoyed the Cafe at the Museum of the American Indian. It's like a cafeteria but there are all these different stations with food from various tribes. The food was really good and it was fun," which sounds totally cool to me.

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National Air and Space Museum

I know Chris will want to see this but I'm not sure about the girls.

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National Archives

The Rotunda entrance, which includes the Exhibit Hall, is on Constitution Avenue.
Fall hours: 10am - 5:30 pm (last admission 5:00).
Spring hous: 10:am - 7:00pm (last admission 6:30pm)
Hoping to see Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Not sure if the Articles of Confederation are there too but we're hoping.

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Shops

Whole Foods Market

Nearest Whole Foods, could be a good place for us to pick up some food for dinner Thursday night if we want to just crash in the room.

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Sights

National Zoological Park

The zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institute. Can be accessed via the Red Line on the Metro. "If you exit at the Cleveland Park stop, take the exit on the east side of the street and walk south, toward the Uptown movie theater and the restaurants that line Connecticut Avenue (away from 7-11 and the Exxon station). The Zoo is on the east side of the street, about three blocks from the stop, after a bridge and just past a large apartment building."

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Transportation

Cleveland Park Stop

Use this stop to go to the zoo and to Dino Enotecca. It's on the Red Line.

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DuPont Circle Metro

DuPont Circle station on the Red Line. If we pick up the train here, we can take it to the zoo at Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop (go to Cleveland Park Stop to avoid uphill walk). Also use Cleveland Park stop to get to Dino-Enotecca.

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